Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most trusted sources of Apple rumors, recently published a research note that gives us a glimpse of when we can expect the 5G iPhone. He believes 2020 is the year when Apple will release three new iPhones. One of them is an iPhone XS Max equivalent with a 6.7 inch OLED display which is the largest ever up to date, featuring 0.2 inches more than the current model.
Kuo expects the new lineup of iPhones in 2020 will feature OLED display with reduced size, with only two models to feature 5G connectivity. Apple will wait until 2021 to launch its entire 5G lineup. Together with the largest display iPhone yet, we will also have a low-end 6.1-inch iPhone featuring an OLED display and LTE connectivity and the 5.8-inch iPhone XS will be replaced by a smaller 5.45-inch 5G iPhone, another premiere for the US giant.
As we previously reported, Apple will be securing its 5G chips from Qualcomm after settling their lawsuits, and the RF power amplifiers will be supplied by Broadcom. Kuo believes Apple will be able to use its own in-house modems by 2022 or 2023.
Although Kuo’s predictions are almost always accurate, this still remains a rumor and we should patiently wait for more official news.